Aug 6, 2013 4:00am PDT
. it apparently began with a conversation between two top al qaeda leaders. here, with more, is abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: beefed-up law enforcement, heightened awareness at airports from l.a. to new york. and more scrutiny on those trying to enter the country. a senior u.s. official tells abc news that the plot started in yemen. and u.s. officials are frantically searching for vehicle bombs al qaeda wants to use to blow up the u.s. embassy there and perhaps others, as well. abc news has also learned that through surveillance and electronic eavesdropping, more was discovered, including communications between al qaeda affiliates and someone in the u.s. not just electronic conversations, but through the mail, as well. the u.s. does not know the content of the letters. >> in terrorist communications, in general, the simpler, more primitive forms of communication, the more effective they are. >> reporter: this is who al qaeda's zawahiri has been communicating with in yemen, nasir al wuhayshi. one of those behind the underwear bomb, printer cartridge bombs and surgically implanted explosi
Aug 21, 2013 4:00am PDT
for the muslim brotherhood leaving for italy. abc's martha raddatz spoke earlier to the egyptian prime minister about the government crackdown. >> no country will allow to have a people taking to the streets. >> but they were killed for doing that. >> we didn't provoke it. we asked them to go freely. we started by throwing only teargas. and they answered back by firing. >> the white house is considering whether to temporarily cut military aid to egypt, following the government crackdown. >>> emotional testimony at the sentencing hearing of army sergeant robert bales who has pled guilty to killing 16 afghan civilians. a farmer shot during that massacre, cursed bales before breaking down and pleading with the prosecutor not to ask anymore questions. another man testified that his young son who was shot still wakes up with nightmares. a jury is deciding whether bales should ever have a chance at parole. >>> a former army private will find out later this morning how much time he'll serve in an army prison for leaking classified information. bradley manning facing up to 90 years in prison for handin
Aug 9, 2013 4:00am PDT
before heading out to martha's vineyard for vacation. john? >> kristin fisher in washington, thanks very much. >>> stay with abc news for the latest on the terror threat. we'll carry the president's news conference live from the white house. >>> after his news conference, the president meets with secretary of state john kerry. kerry is getting together today with his russian counterpart. the meeting comes two days after president obama canceled a summit meeting with president vladimir putin. the case of leaker edward snowden is on the agenda. >>> another major story this morning. the threat of more flooding hanging over the center of the nation again today. >> right now, it's raining from texas to the northeast. and in missouri, rescue teams were out in full force, searching for friends and family members. here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: it was a dramatic scene that had two tennessee parents in a panic. little lauren, rescued from her family's attic by firefighters. her father, in shock. >> next thing you know, we're in the attic, trying to get the baby upstairs. and it's hard. it'